With increased scrutiny around environmental issues, those in wreck salvage and removal need to take into account environmental issues during salvage, removal and scrap disposal, particularly of contaminated wreckages.
In this series of videos, Vinson & Elkins’ Alden Atkins, Jason Powers, and Craig Seebald discuss many of the common questions you might have regarding civil antitrust cartel cases.
On March 28, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) published notice (“Notice”) that it is undertaking a formal review of Nationwide Permit (“NWP”) 12, one of over 50 general permits available nationwide that allow for streamlined approval of certain categories of activities that may affect federally jurisdictional waters and wetlands when the effects are no more than minimal.
President Biden is imminently expected to sign into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act” (the “Act”), which will have significant, immediate ramifications for employers who have entered into arbitration agreements with their employees.
The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently signaled a possible shift in its antitrust merger review and remedies practice, moving away from a willingness to allow transactions to proceed through a divesture process.
As someone who has tried more than his share of cases, I have come to the conclusion that retaliation claims are often more difficult to defend than plain discrimination claims.
Antitrust activity increased significantly in 2021. This past year brought numerous changes in merger and non-merger enforcement policies and priorities that signal increased scrutiny in industry transactions.
If you noticed headlines last week that the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation prohibiting employer from discriminating against job applicants because of their age, you might have wondered: does that mean it’s currently permissible to do so?
On August 10, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the “Second Circuit”) once again drew on principles of international comity to dismiss antitrust price-fixing claims against Chinese vitamin C manufacturers.
In its June 25, 2021 decision in HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association, the Supreme Court rejected the central holding of a January 2020 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that would have rendered almost all small refineries categorically ineligible for an exemption under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard program (RFS).
In a notable decision on June 3, 2021, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split about the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (“CFAA”), a statute that allows for potential civil and criminal penalties against those who have “exceed[ed] authorized access” in obtaining and/or using information from company computer systems.